Themes Peering into Space

Peering into Space

To gaze upward and know we're part of a vast system of heavenly bodies -- it is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. TEDTalks collects some amazing thinking on our place in the universe. Carolyn Porco takes us on a thrilling flyby of Saturn and its moons, while Burt Rutan, Bill Stone and George Dyson talk about how we could start putting more humans up into orbit and beyond.

Sir Martin Rees and David Deutsch offer throughtful talks worth savoring, on our physical and metaphysical place in space.

And Steve Jurvetson shares the sheer glee of shooting off rockets into the near cosmos.

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Play_iconCarolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life?

Carolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life?

03:29 Posted: May 2009

Views: 617,487 | Comments: 177

Play_iconTom Shannon: Anti-gravity sculpture

Tom Shannon: Anti-gravity sculpture

11:55 Posted: May 2009

Views: 626,289 | Comments: 75

Play_iconMae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

Mae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

14:48 Posted: May 2009

Views: 510,589 | Comments: 94

Play_iconBrian Cox: What went wrong at the LHC

Brian Cox: What went wrong at the LHC

03:29 Posted: May 2009

Views: 728,577 | Comments: 103

Play_iconJill Tarter: Join the SETI search

Jill Tarter: Join the SETI search

21:23 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 1,019,789 | Comments: 176

Play_iconPenelope Boston: There might just be life on Mars

Penelope Boston: There might just be life on Mars

18:29 Posted: Dec 2008

Views: 555,534 | Comments: 39

Play_iconGeorge Smoot: The design of the universe

George Smoot: The design of the universe

19:00 Posted: Nov 2008

Views: 1,356,400 | Comments: 242

Play_iconCharles Elachi: The story behind the Mars Rovers

Charles Elachi: The story behind the Mars Rovers

28:17 Posted: Nov 2008

Views: 472,792 | Comments: 27

Play_iconJohn Hodgman: Aliens, love -- where are they?

John Hodgman: Aliens, love -- where are they?

16:40 Posted: Oct 2008

Views: 1,554,045 | Comments: 101

Play_iconPeter Diamandis: Our next giant leap

Peter Diamandis: Our next giant leap

15:31 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 439,192 | Comments: 86

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